Interoperability - Universal and Open

Interoperability - Universal and Open

Making MyData as interoperable as the web itself

Our digital world is full of intentionally built walls and impenetrable wastelands of unintentional incompatibilities. We envision a future, where people have self-sovereign (not controlled by anybody else) digital identities and freedom to use their data without any constraints.

What are the minimum interoperability requirements of making different personal data solutions work together in an ecosystem? We look into challenges that the builders of these solutions are facing and solving today. We hope to gain awareness of the relevant open standards and possible solutions to the big interoperability questions, like semantics of data, impact of regulations and governance of global networks.

Contributions to this track may include:

  • Examples of personal data initiatives that have built interoperability between them. (i.e. two platforms connecting, cross-standard data porting etc.)
  • Clarifying presentations into different aspects of interoperability of personal data. What needs to be understood, when multiple systems operate with humans in the middle?
  • Interoperability efforts from other personal data related standardisation etc. communities. If your project can contribute to making the human centric personal data flow, let us know!
  • Posters on particular standards (interactive poster session). How they work towards accomplishing the goals of the MyData Declaration.

Keywords: interoperability, standards, legal, network, cross-border, data sharing, semantics, ontology

Links to external resources:

Decentralized Identity Foundation http://identity.foundation

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) https://w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec

The New European Interoperability Framework – ISA² https://ec.europa.eu/isa2/eif_en

W3C Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies https://www.w3.org/2018/vocabws

NIEM | National Information Exchange Model https://www.niem.gov

W3C Credentials Community Group https://www.w3.org/community/credentials